• Humanities and Social Sciences

Building Cultural Competence through Sense of Place

PL # 12478.


Starting on 24 Jan 2020
Cancellation permitted until 20/01/2020

Event registrations closed on 20/01/2020


Kaya wandjoo Wadjuk Noongar boodjar
Please join us for an afternoon of personal and professional learning that will immerse you in 'Country' and 'Place' through personal stories of Noongar culture, protocols and resources to assist in building your own Cultural Competence.
In this PL you will explore:
  • Curriculum links such as the 'Intercultural and Ethical Understanding' General Capabilities and the Aboriginal Cross Curriculum Priority
  • Learning Areas such as English, HASS and Science.
  • Suggested excursions and resources. 
  • Planning tools and lesson ideas to get started in your school context.
Please note:  Due to the AISWA website being down for maintenance between 13 December and 20 January 2020 if you would like to register please email lhamilton@ais.wa.edu.au


Maree Whiteley (AISWA Staff)

Teaching And Learning Consultant - Primary

Maree Whiteley works with teachers and curriculum leaders to bring innovative and practical pedagogies into the classroom, through special projects and whole-school planning. Currently working as an AISWA Consultant in the Primary Teaching and Learning area, with specific expertise within the Humanities and Social Sciences Learning Area, this gives Maree the perfect platform to go beyond the curriculum, exploring areas of global imperatives for our young people, such as ethical and humanitarian issues, critical thinking and cultural competence. Maree continues to enjoy sharing her experience, knowledge and expertise with others in workshops, conferences and in online forums.


Roni Forrest (AISWA Staff)

Coordinator Future Footprints

Roni Forrest is the Coordinator of the program. Roni is a Menang-Ngadu woman who comes from south east coast of WA.

Through her role, Roni supports the students throughout their secondary schooling education and onto training/employment of further study.  It involves working with school-based personnel and the students themselves, providing a broad range of support to all schools in assisting them in understanding the full range of opportunities available for schools and Indigenous students by linking them through various Government and Non-Government services.

Roni is passionate about her work, particularly in supporting Aboriginal students to be culturally strong in order to fit into the boarding school system and complete school with a graduation certificate. It is through this work and high level of commitment that resulted in her recently being awarded a Certificate in Education Excellence by the Australian Council of Education Leadership.

Roni has an amazing comprehensive, far reaching, in-depth knowledge of the Aboriginal community of WA and in particular of the south west and mid-west regions. She has extensive experience working in all sectors of the wider community, be it with the Government sector, at local, State and/or Commonwealth/Federal levels; the Non-Government private sector and wider community organisations.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 13:00
Finishes: 16:00


Kings Park Education Centre
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Fraser Avenue, West Perth, Western Australia 6005

Learning Area

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)

Event Contact

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